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How is a team that can't even win many games be worth billions?? Come on Vivek start putting your money where your mouth is and go way over the salary cap to get us some real stars.
1 day, 20 hours ago on WATCH: Vivek Ranadivé thinks Sacramento Kings could someday be worth billions
@NinerDude Thanks man! It's pretty sad because I feel like our offense should be top 10. We got the names like Crabs, Boldin, Davis, Gore, LMJ, Hunter, and Kap. Yet we are an average, middle of the league offense. And the worst part is, since our offense can't even stay on the field long enough, our defense has to do more, like more plays on the field, and eventually they break down. We put so much pressure on our defense, I love those guys man and I feel so bad for them!Our offense needs to get its act together and that starts with giving the "Roman Empire" the boot!
1 month ago on LaMichael James might tweet himself out of town
McLemore, KCP, and Snell are all being robbed. And so is Porter to an extent. Guys like Giannis, Antic, and Plumlee should not have been there
1 month, 1 week ago on Ben McLemore not selected to 2014 Rising Stars Challenge
This is all Greg Roman's fault. A smarter offensive coordinator, like Norv Turner with LT and Sproles, would immediately recognize his receiving talents out of the backfield and create screen and draw plays for him. I really don't wanna see this guy go to another team because I know he's going to light it up when a coordinator who has a normal brain like the rest of us uses him the way he's meant to be used
1 month, 1 week ago on LaMichael James might tweet himself out of town
1) First of all, teams don't always do trade if its best for all teams and you know that. Lopsided trades like Chris Paul or Dwight Howard trade didn't work out for everyone.
2) Why do people walk around like Lamb is an extremely valuable piece. I know he was the 12th pick in the draft and he's a good developing player but he doesn't have any skill to count on. Jimmer can atleast shoot. And like I said, they need immediate impact, not talent that needs time to develop. OKC wants to compete for a title right now. Thornton is expensive but atleast they're getting rid of Perks salary.
3) Salaries do match thats why it worked
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ben McLemore readjusts to life back on Sacramento Kings bench
@discocricketPerkins can be a serviceable veteran center who provides defense for a rebuilding team like the Kings. He doesn't have to do anything offensively on this team especially with Cousins as our center next to him. He just has to teach the players about defense when he's on the floor, telling IT and others where to go. Lamb is a young player who is still developing while Thornton and Jimmer can make immediate impact. I think a lot of people overrate Lamb because he was the 12th pick but he isn't going to be amazing. I can see them parting with Lamb
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Ben McLemore readjusts to life back on Sacramento Kings bench
My trade: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=lygjk52
Why Bucks do it:
Gary Neal is causing problems in the locker room and getting in
spats with star player Larry Sanders. They can get rid of him and Udoh
and in return get a veteran player like Thompson to mentor Henson.
Outlaw is just in there to make contracts work. Plus Bucks seem to be
Why T'Wolves do it:
They need more scoring and shooting since starting PG Rubio is still
developing a jump shot. Neal brings a veteran presence with playoff
experience and shooting which is something the Wolves need and will not
get out of Shved.
Why Thunder do it:
Westbrook went down with an injury and Reggie Jackson has been moved
to the starting lineup, which leaves the backup PG spot to Derek
Fisher. Jimmer Fredette can shoot the ball just as well as Fisher. But
that's not all as Jimmer can put the ball on the floor and score as
well. Thornton can also score and is still young. OKC needs some scoring
off the bench to fill in the void that was left by Harden and K-Mart
leaving, and while Lamb is a good player, he is still developing and the
Thunder will get more instant impact from them. The combo of Thornton
and Jimmer can fill that need for scoring and shooting. Plus Kevin
Durant really likes Jimmer.
Why Kings do it:
Kings will finally get a big man to play defense next to Cousins
with the addition of Perkins. Kings will get a backup PG in Shved. Kings
will get rid of Thompson and switch him with Udoh. And Lamb will be a
good player to develop with McLemore.
Look everyone understands the Kings are bad. But there are a few bright spots. IT has been bright a few times this season but you're right when he looks for his own, we tend to do badly. But its funny you make it sound like being a homer means you understand nothing whereas in actuality, the country you're talking about is the one who doesn't understand because they don't follow closely enough. Cousins has toned down in temper flares quite a bit but its nonchalant bandwagon fans such as yourself who think he is still a cancer. And I guarantee you if the owners chose to put Cousins on the trade block, the ignorant coaches you are talking about would come running with trade offers. And the voting for the rest of the All-Star roster by the coaches hasn't happened yet, so there's still a chance Cousins makes the All-Star team. Stick to loving BYU because dealing with casual fans who don't really know much and believe what they hear is no fun.
2 months ago on Sunday Musings: DeMarcus Cousins needs his Sacramento Kings teammates to buy in
You're just a Jimmer lover and an IT hater. IT can still be a good bench, backup PG. Jimmer can also still be a good, undersized shooting guard kind of like Jason Terry if Jimmer is used correctly in the right system, which is definitely not the Kings. But you guys praise Jimmer way too much. He's not worthy of starting in this league. Look it's simple to see that after all this discussion, everyone can see how this team has a bunch of players who don't fit well at all. This is basically a year in transition for the new management as they try to shape the roster the way they want it and tank to get a high pick.
Actually I just searched your entire earlier comment and didn't find the word defense in it. But still I'm glad you agree that we need a defensive PF/C next to Cousins to truly bring out the best from him and this team. IT is definitely not the right person for the starting PG role but he can be a sparkplug off the bench for us. It's funny because the guy who would have fit well with Gay and Cousins was the PG traded away to bring in Gay. That player of course is Grieves Vasquez. He was the pass first PG that could balance out who needs to get the ball and score. But Malone would barely play him and he was traded away. Maybe we can sign him in the summer. I don't really like the idea of Rondo because first of all we would have to give up a lot to get him. And secondly, he is coming off of a major injury and he may never return to his preinjury form or could get reinjured like we've seen from Rose, Westbrook, and Bryant.
So now that we both know that PG and defensive PF/C are needs for the Kings, who would you draft if you were the GM of the Kings? Dante Exum, Marcus Smart, Joel Embiid, or Noah Vonleh?
Good analysis on our players! Very true!
So true about Cousins exerting too much energy on both ends!
Dude you're not listening. This team will not get better because we don't have the defensive kind of players to get better. We have ZERO defensive specialist or players known for playing defense. If we had a wing/perimeter defender or shot blocker, then I wouldn't be making these comments about the team. But since no one will give a defensive player to us in a trade, I have to focus on the players we have and call out their defensive effort. If you really expect Cousins to guard ITs man when that player blows pass a 5'10 guy and then expect him to guard Thompson's man when he blows past the forever-fouling Thompson, and then rush all the way back on offense and play his offensive game, then you are absurd. There is no way Cousins should do that and I don't expect that from him anyway. We need a defensive big next to Cousins to make Cousins an All-Star and make this team better and I'd be shocked if you disputed that Kenneth.
Thank you for your understanding! Yes Cousins is asked to do too much
while the team is being selfish by not showing much energy at all
on defense, then taking their own shots on offense. I swear if Cousins had a defensive big man to help him out, Cousins would seriously be thee best big man in basketball.
Man it's just so simple yet no one understands. Everyone is saying
that DeMarcus is selfish or Cousins doesn't play defense. Let me ask you
all something. Is LaMarcus Alridge a good defender? Is Blake Griffin a
good defender? Is Kevin Love a good defender? No none of these so called
"All-Stars" are good defenders. In fact, Cousins is probably just as
good as them on defense! Then why are all of them going to be All-Stars?
Because they all have defensive PFs or Cs playing next to them,
protecting the rim. Alridge has been with the Blazers for a while but
he's never been an Allstar. The only reason he is going to be one this
year is because he finally got a defensive C next to him in Robin Lopez.
Same for Griffin having DeAndre Jordan to help him defensively, and
same for K Love having Pekovic to help him defensively. Look honestly
it's not even Cousins job to be a great defender because he's never been
one. That's not what he's known for. Cousins is the leader of our team
and our go-to guy in our offense. His role is not to be defender, we
need to get a guy and put that defensive player next to him. Cousins is
already better than Alridge and Griffin and he can be the best if he had
some help on defense!
@vslsubYup that's all I could ask. If we stay close to the GSWs and LACs of today, can you imagine how good we can be with a stud like Joel Embiid or Noah Vonleh on our team? That's why I'm saying we play hard but then lose.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Michael Malone tired of Sacramento Kings’ inconsistency on defense
@al asifyouknowNow do I want effort from the Kings? Yes I do and in some of the games earlier this year they showed that like against LAC and GSW. They kept the games close and lost. And that's all I want from the Kings this year. I want them to stay close in each game then completely lose at the end. I want us to tank so we can pick up a high draft pick and actually get a star. If we play with effort and lose, and Cousins is an All-Star, then this Kings year is a success is in my books.
This is simple. It's the players that are on the roster that are to blame for the defensive struggles. And I'm not pointing to any specific player like Cousins, IT, or Jimmer. It's just the simple fact that the whole team is filled with players that don't really play defense at all. We have no shot-blocker or perimeter, wing defender. Absolutely none. Should the players show some defensive effort like the option saying Poor Basketball IQ suggests they're not? Yes they should. But still none of these players are known for their defense so I won't blame any of them for being bad. It's not their fault because they are still young and have not been taught the defensive principles of the NBA
Is it the coaches fault? No this is the roster he is stuck with.
If we had drafted Tony Snell or Jeff Whitney instead of Ray McCallum then we would have been a little better off. Of course they wouldn't change the entire environment, but atleast we could have a wing defender or shot blocker.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: What’s to blame for the Sacramento Kings’ struggles on defense?
@al asifyouknow I'm not following you. All I'm saying is Malone and Ranadive need to understand that this is going to take time. Not just make trades and then become a winner. Going that route of signing high-priced veterans is not right, just look at the Brooklyn Nets!
@al asifyouknow True he should demand good money. But I'm not looking to trade IT. I'd rather free Jimmer. Jameer is a veteran who's been to the Finals. He can help us with his veteran leadership. I honestly don't know if we will pay IT. Management is a bit unpredictable with their moves.